How BIG is Your Inventory Responsibility? [INFOGRAPHIC]

Find your district's total inventory value below to understand the scale of your inventory responsibility. School districts own and support more inventory than ever. With that comes a large responsibility to track, manage, and audit your inventory to ensure you're being good stewards of taxpayer dollars. Find your district's inventory value below to understand how large that responsibility is. Inventory… Read More

3 Secrets to Success from an Inventory Champion

By Greg Wright When your district invests in an inventory system, the success of your technology adoption depends mainly on its users. Staff must use the system regularly for the system’s data to be accurate and provide value. We recommend that school districts have an inventory “champion” who continually encourages and educates staff to use the system effectively. Greg Wright,… Read More

3 Strategies to Make Inventory Management a Daily Habit for Your Staff

By Morgane Le Marchand Nick DePauw, Director of Information Technology at Patterson School District in northern California, knows the challenges of keeping inventory data clean. With 8 campuses, 3 district sites, and over 6,200 students, DePauw oversees over 14,000 assets in the district. In this guest blog post, he shares his tips for motivating district and campus staff to execute daily… Read More

Standardize Inventory for Implementation Success

Standardize inventory data and increase the chance your software implementation will succeed. By Morgane Le Marchand Successfully implementing an asset management system isn’t just about software. You need defined processes in place to make sure that your new system delivers strong ROI. Before you even begin inputting inventory data into the system, it’s important to invest time planning how you’ll… Read More

4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Your homegrown inventory management system isn't a sustainable solution. By Emily Frazier You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time… Read More

Think You Know What IT Asset Management is? Think Again.

By Kelly Jones To understand what IT Asset Management (ITAM) is, you need to understand what ITAM isn’t… Many school districts think they have an asset management system in place because they have one or many of the following: Fixed Asset Systems: Financial professionals within a school district will most likely prefer a fixed asset system as the system of record… Read More

5 Tips to Protect Your Inventory Management Program from the Summer Slide

By Adam Rosenfield You spent the year working toward tracking and managing your inventory more efficiently. You saw where changes in your policies and procedures have worked, audits were conducted on time, and loss rates are decreasing. But if you don’t pay attention to your inventory during the summer, all of the progress you made during the year could be… Read More

The Dangers of a Homegrown Inventory Management System at Your School District

By Adam Rosenfield You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time exceed the initial benefits. Many districts today are replacing their homegrown… Read More

Measuring Inventory Management Effectiveness: 5 Metrics You Need to Track

By Sara Arthrell With the influx of technology at your campuses each year, it’s crucial to measure how effective your processes are for managing these devices rather than just assuming your policies are working. Each decision you make should be informed by data, and the result of these efforts should be cataloged for future reference. When managing an asset inventory… Read More

What Your District Needs to Know About Property Insurance

By Adam Rosenfield Are you prepared if a major disaster hits your school district? Your district is full of valuables within the walls of each building, millions of dollars’ worth of assets and materials. So if a disaster strikes, knowing exactly what you have could save your district a lot of money. The first thing you’ll need to do if… Read More